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jemadar

[ jem-uh-dahr ]
/ ˈdʒɛm əˌdɑr /
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noun (in India)
any of various government officials.
the supervisor of a staff of servants.
an officer in a sepoy regiment, corresponding in rank to a lieutenant.
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Origin of jemadar

1755–65; <Urdu jamadar, variant of jamdar<Persian <Arabic jamʿ aggregation + Persian dār holding, leader of
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British Dictionary definitions for jemadar

jemadar
/ (ˈdʒɛməˌdɑː) /

noun
a native junior officer belonging to a locally raised regiment serving as mercenaries in India, esp with the British Army (until 1947)
an officer in the Indian police

Word Origin for jemadar

C18: from Urdu jama `dār, from Persian jama `at body of men + dār having
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